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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 17-19

Angiomatoid fibrous histiocytoma

Department of Pathology, SRTR Government Medical College, Ambajogai, Maharashtra, India

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Sunil Yogiraj Swami
Department of Pathology, SRTR Government Medical College, Bhagwanbaba Chowk, Gitta - Road, Shepwadi Taluka, Ambajogai, Beed - 431 517, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/2349-6029.184004

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Angiomatoid fibrous histiocytoma[AFH] is a rare soft tissue tumour most commonly occurring in children, adolescents, and young adults. It is considered to be a tumour of intermediate malignancy because of its less aggressive course in contrast to conventional malignant fibrous histiocytoma[MFH]. It accounts for approximately 0.3% of soft-tissue neoplasms. The majority of cases occur in the extremities, are slow growing and are typically painless. We report a case of AFH on the scalp of a 40-year old man, locally recurring within two years of the original operation. AFH is a rare condition with the potential of local recurrence and metastasis. It should be considered in the differential diagnosis of a soft tissue mass in a child or adolescent.

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